Ukraine’s military near Crimea on alert amid Russia tensions



UKARAINE TROOPS ON ALERTUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday put the military on a heightened state of alert along the frontier with Crimea after Russia accused Kiev of making attempted incursions into the annexed region.

Moscow’s FSB security service said Wednesday it had thwarted “terrorist attacks” by Ukraine’s military on the Black Sea peninsula that Russia seized from Ukraine in March 2014.

Poroshenko said he met Ukraine’s top brass as well as foreign ministry officials to discuss the latest flareup in tensions between the two ex-Soviet foes.

“I ordered a high-alert level on the administrative line with Crimea and contact line in eastern Ukraine,” he tweeted.

Russian President Vladimir Putin also held a meeting Thursday with security chiefs to discuss “additional measures for ensuring security for citizens and essential infrastructure in Crimea,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

The Russian security service said one of its officers was killed in armed clashes while arresting “terrorists” on the night of August 6-7.

It said another Russian soldier died in a firefight with “sabotage-terrorist” groups sent by the Ukrainian military on August 8.

Poroshenko had on Wednesday dismissed Moscow’s claims as “senseless and cynical”.

“These fantasies are only another pretext for the next military threats toward Ukraine,” he said in a statement.

Ukraine’s UN ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko said Kiev would ask the Security Council to hold an urgent meeting if tensions continue to rise.

Russia’s annexation of Crimea came just weeks after the ouster of Ukraine’s Moscow-backed president in a pro-EU revolt that claimed more than 100 lives.

The seizure provoked stiff economic sanctions imposed against Russia by Kiev’s Western allies and was followed by a pro-Moscow insurgency in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 9,500 people since April 2014.

Russia denies Western charges it is backing the conflict in retaliation for Ukraine’s shift out of its orbit.




24 responses to “Ukraine’s military near Crimea on alert amid Russia tensions”

  1. Russia flexes its military muscle In Crimea.
    Following Russia’s intervention in Syria, the latest drills in Crimea are a further show of force from Mr Putin.

    British secret paper WARNS Against Putin’s Army – we would have no chance.

    Experts see Ukraine as a testing ground for “new methods of warfare”.

    The British army prevails in alarm mood. A secret report documented that the in the event of war against Russia it will result in a disastrous defeat.

    The decision of Erdogan to restart the relationship with Russia couldn’t come more convenient for Putin then now.
    The biggest part of the NATO army is Turkey…..

    Will Poland be the next victim?

        1. Oh Yeah and Matrix are the same poster.

          1. Rudy1947 Avatar


            Your two examples didn’t show that. What the he double hockey stick does it matter?

          2. Comment was addressed to him. He knows.

          3. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Okay, then again you’ve never been shy on “cutting in”.

          4. If by “cutting in”, you mean inviting yourself into a conversation, then I can certainly say the same about you. You’ve done it and did it again now.

          5. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Then stop whining about it.

          6. ?

            I replied to Matrix (aka Oh Yeah), not you. I also said nothing about your interfering.

          7. Rudy1947 Avatar

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          8. I see.

          9. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Glad you agree.

          10. see, /sē/, verb: discern or deduce mentally after reflection or from information; understand.

            I deduced you troll.

          11. Rudy1947 Avatar

            I thought I said that.

          12. Keep trolling.

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      The British Media? No exageration
      ITV – Jewish Controlled
      Carlton Communications plc – Jewish Controlled
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      Express Newspapers, the Daily Express, the Sunday Express
      and the Daily Star – Jewish Controlled

      Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation owns News International, which owns the Sun, the Times, the Sunday Times and News of the World,

      The Telegraph Group Limited, which is owned by Hollinger International Inc. In 2000, Hollinger sold its major Canadian newspapers for US$2.1 billion to CanWest Global Communications Corporation, which is owned the Jew Israel Asper, who alone owns over 60% of Canada’s newspapers and other media outlets, including 14 metropolitan dailies and 128 local newspapers across that country. However, Hollinger still has dozens of papers in the US.
      The Chicago Sun Times and the Telegraph newspapers are its main assets.
      It also owns the Jerusalem Post, the Jerusalem Report, Shaar Lamatchil (Israel), This Week in Israel, the Student Post (Israel), and the “Christian Jerusalem Post”. Its Telegraph Group owns the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, the Weekly Telegraph, the Spectator magazine as well as…etc..

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        So there ARE other reasons people stopped reading newspapers and switched to internet browsing, as the TV channels became useless too. 😉
        Lately, a pile of ‘adverts’ wrapped in a newspaper began landing on my porch once a week …. in rain or snow … and I have to collect it for the recycling. Net weight usually 1lb.
        Recycling is big business. :-))

  2. Rudy1947 Avatar

    “Russia denies Western charges it is backing the conflict in retaliation for Ukraine’s shift out of its orbit.”

    How quaint. Crimea is vital to Russia’s Naval efforts and I’m certain that Russia will be overly protective.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Yup .. they even took down a passenger plane to prove it.

      1. Rudy1947 Avatar

        I would think the Russians will be able to deflect the the passenger plane and concentrate more on their Naval capabilities and access to the Med. The recent political mending to Turkey is an overture to that.

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          They has as much rights as you Eurasian Khazarian Turkik

    2. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      It’s their backyard, not US.

  3. Hind Abyad Avatar
    Hind Abyad

    Biased article.

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